Southeast Essex Group

The Southeast Essex group meets at the Wickford Cafe, 3-5 The Broadway, Wickford SS11 7AD every Sunday at 9.15am, ready to ride at 9.30am, unless otherwise stated.

Contact: John Steer: or 01702 529638.

We normally leave Wickford in two groups: one group rides at an average speed of about 12mph, and the second group goes more slowly and on a more direct route to the café stop, where both groups meet. After the café stop, there is usually only one group going on to the lunch stop. We ride at the speed of the slowest rider and if you get a puncture, someone will stop to help you. We are a non-competitive “leisure for pleasure” group. Riders not intending to go onto lunch after elevenses will be able to return to the starting point by joining the returning group led by an experienced leader.

Club Nights are held twice a month [currently cancelled]. Contact John Steer for details of the venue, date and time.

Coronavirus update from July 2021:

It is now possible to cycle in groups of 15 persons or fewer. For further information, see the following link from Cycling UK HQ:

DateElevensesLunch Destination
28/11/21Hatfield Peverel,
Pear Tree Pantry
North Fambridge,
Ferry Boat Inn
Butts Green Garden Centre.
Christmas Drinks Run.
General's Arms,
Little Baddow.
from 12.30pm
Barge Tea Rooms.
Ramsden Heath,
Nag's Head.
19/12/21Norton Heath Cafe.
Prince of Wales
10.00 start
-Cock Clarks,
Fox and Hounds
10.00am start
Ingatestone SaddleryRettendon,
The Bell
Recess Cafe
Stow Maries,
Prince of Wales
Tea Room
West Hanningfield,
Three Compasses.

Sunday Rides

In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting. Please bring with you at least one spare inner-tube appropriate for your wheel size, plus tyre levers.

Mid-week rides

Wednesday at 10am for 10.15am start from Rettendon (Buckhatch Garden Centre, E Hanningfield Rd, Chelmsford CM3 8EW ) for a ride to either a café or pub for lunch. Destination decided on the day. In the Winter months, rides normally go ahead weather permitting.

The South East Group ready to ride at Wickford, November 2021.
Two members of the Southeast Essex Group ascend Brock Hill, just outside Wickford.
En route to Sandon.
Autumn Lanes